My gardenia bush right outside the gate is small and old, but this year it has put out a great show of blooms.
As I understand it, the blooms are determined by the day and night temperatures, and that may be true because with the new building blocking most of the afternoon sun, most of the plants whose blooms are determined by hours of light are much behind other places in our area.
On the other hand, weather has remained rather cool and the caterpillars that usually attack the buds have not showed up yet. (their hatching perhaps influenced by temperatures).
These flowers are small but powerful and I am enjoying them.
I am just quilting around the letters and in the ditch, and then a one-inch frame inside each picture block.
So far I have started in the center and have about 15 of the blocks done.
The gold inner border has three rows of words ... the twelve points of the Scout Law. I also added two scout blocks to the bottom row, thanks to my blogging friend, Cheryl, who added these to my stash a few years ago.
I can't remember where the border fabric came from. It is a bit busy but of all the choices, it seemed to work best.
Now I need to figure out some take-along work. The nine-patch is waiting for its border to be cut and sewed but that will have to be done at home.
My daughter is still waiting for her tissue box cover but the box size is different than those found here so I think I need to make a model box before beginning.
The internet is still waiting for connection. I know there was a letter asking that the modem be returned but if that is what is holding things up, it may be a long wait because I have no idea which of all the many boxes attached to things in the computer room by countless wires is a "modem".Now, I must be a bit old and jaded, but why can't they take it when they bring the new one???
Meanwhile, I am missing so many friends out in blogging land. I try to grab a peek when there is a connection but often it goes off before I finish or have a chance to leave a reply. Hang in there, "I'll Be Back!"